Winners showcase their vulnerabilities; losers cover them up

Guy With Bow Tie Marketing

Calgary, Kensington, Scotch At home with my buddy Scotch – he usually doesn’t look this disgruntled.

This week I walked into a store and the lady instantly knew I was a winner. How could I tell? Before I opened my mouth, she smiled and said, “I can tell you’re a winner.” She has been working at the same company for over a decade and before the owner passed away, she was very close with him. He told her to look for the winners in life as those are the people you want to work with. I guess this lady has seen enough losers and winners in her lifetime to figure out who’s a winner and who’s a loser.

In my line of work, I regularly meet up to 20 people a day. The experienced get it and they know what I’m about as soon as I walk in the door. The others don’t and…

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Are emotional Facebook posts contagious?!

Jackie Cameron

Facebook recently teamed up with Cornell University and the University of California to embark in a social science experiment on mood manipulation. A total 689,003 Facebook users unknowingly had positive, negative or a random posts eliminated from their News Feeds. To measure the effect on user’s moods, their subsequent status updates were coded. The study found that the reduction in positive content increased negative words in status updates and reduction in negative content increased positive words in status updates. (Original research paper here)

The conclusion – virtual emotion devoid of direct interaction and nonverbal cues is contagious. And it can spread through networks like a virus.

But let’s break down the actual numbers here.* In the “positively reduced” group, the percent of positive words decreased from approx. 5.26% to 5.16% and the percent of negative words increased from approx. 1.73% to 1.77%. Conversely, the “negatively reduced” group…

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